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Ateneo Blue Eagles painted Twitter blue after winning #UAAPSeason82

By Maurizio Barbieri
Thursday, 21 November 2019

He shoots, he scores! The #UAAPSeason82 Basketball Finals did not fail to make sports fans go crazy offline and online with neck-to-neck matches. Dominating Twitter’s trending topics list during the championship match, the UAAP games prove to be one of the most anticipated sporting events in the Philippines.

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Just as the athletes gear up for the season, fans alike prepare to go all-out with their support so it comes as no surprise that UAAP-related hashtags dominated the trending topic list. Listed below are the most used hashtags during the final game last night (20 November 2019):

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Since not all fans can go and see the games live, they made sure to stay in the loop by turning to Twitter to bid their favorite team good luck. Of course, there were certain players that caught the eyes and the hearts of sports fans on the platform because of their grit and charm. Here are the most mentioned accounts throughout the final game last night (20 November 2019):

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Sports fans shared their sentiments on Twitter as the Ateneo Blue Eagles led by Thirdy Ravena (@ThirdyRavenaaa) and UST Growling Tigers led by Renzo Subido (@RenzoSubido) went head-to-head in the court, answering each shot with equally impressive shots and intensifying the finals round up to 86-79 in favor of the Blue Eagles.

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Even some celebrities and sports personalities were spotted watching the game live and reacting on the results online. For one, former Blue Lady Eagles Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) even snapped a photo of her on the blue side of the bench.

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The crowd went wild offline and online as the Blue Eagles finally scored the winning shot, ending the season with a clean sweep. As usual, Thirdy Ravena (@ThirdyRavenaaa) played his season high stats alongside Matt Nieto (@mattnieto5) and SJ Belangel (@sjbelangel). On the other hand, the pack of UST Tigers equally showed an impressive feat.

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The fans unsurprisingly took Twitter by storm with Tweets that shows their love for the athletes and their school pride. This Tweet from 3-peat Finals MVP @ThirdyRavenaaa became the most liked and replied to during last night’s game.

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Still can’t get over with the UAAP Season 82 Finals? Join the conversation by using the hashtag #UAAPSeason82Finals to relive this momentous event.

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ICYMI,  here are some of the other popular Tweets from the finals match:

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Maurizio Barbieri

‎@Maurizio‎

Head of Sports Partnerships, Southeast Asia

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